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fluke

noun \ ˈflük \

Definition of fluke

2 :a flattened digenetic trematode worm; broadly :trematode — compare liver fluke

Origin and Etymology of fluke

Middle English floke, fluke, from Old English flōc; akin to Old English flōh chip, Old High German flah smooth, Greek plax flat surface, and probably to Old English flōr floor — more at floor

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fluke

noun

Definition of fluke

1 :the part of an anchor that fastens in the ground — see anchor illustration
2 :one of the lobes of a whale's tail

Origin and Etymology of fluke

perhaps from 1fluke


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fluke

noun

Definition of fluke

1 :an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool
2 :a stroke of luck
  • the discovery was a fluke
  • Her second championship shows that the first one was no mere fluke.

Origin and Etymology of fluke

origin unknown


Medical Dictionary

fluke

noun \ ˈflük \

medical Definition of fluke

:a flattened digenetic trematode worm; broadly :trematode — see liver fluke


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